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Lowcountry Lawyer To Seek Ford’s Seat

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Lowcountry lawyer Marlon Kimpson – an attorney with the Charleston, S.C.-based mass tort firm of Motley Rice – will seek the State Senate seat vacated this week by Robert Ford, who resigned amid a probe into multiple alleged campaign finance violations.

Kimpson – a former pension fund attorney – has been at Motley Rice for more than a dozen years, playing “an integral role in developing the firm’s catastrophic injury, aviation, asbestos and securities fraud practice groups.”

Here’s his bio …

Sources tell FITS Kimpson’s campaign will be “very well-funded.”

No clue yet whether other candidates will jump into the Democratic primary for this seat, which is the only game in town in light of the fact this is a gerrymandered “majority minority” district. Filing for the seat will officially open on June 21 and run through July 1 – with the primary held on August 13 and the general election held October 1.

Given the demographic composition of the district, no credible “Republican” candidate is expected to file.

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